Organizations and Individuals Opposed to Horse Slaughter

This is a current listing of organizations and individuals opposed to the slaughter of American horses for human consumption. They support all local, state and federal legislative efforts to ban the practice in the U.S. including the Safeguard American Food Exports (SAFE) Act, Prevention of Equine Cruelty Act and American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act.

Individuals and organizations were asked to endorse the following statement:
“I/We oppose the slaughter of American horses for human consumption. I/We support all local, state and federal legislative efforts to ban the slaughter of American horses for human consumption in the U.S. and their export for that purpose abroad."

If you represent an organization and would like your group's name included on the growing list of supporters, please send an email with your name, job title, organization, address, phone number and website to chris@awionline.org.

National Humane Groups
American Horse Defense Fund
American Sanctuary Association
The American Standardbred Adoption Program, Inc.
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
Animals' Angels USA
Animal Legal Defense Fund
Animal Welfare Institute
Born Free USA united with Animal Protection Institute
Captive Wild Animal Protection Campaign
Doris Day Animal League
Episcopal Network for Animal Welfare
The Equestrian Society - United States
The Exceller Fund
FOSH (Friends of Sound Horses)
The Fund for Animals
Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries
Homes for Horses Coalition
Hounds and Heroes
The Humane Society of the United States
In Defense of Animals
IJA (Independent Judges Association)
The National Humane Education Society
The Pegasus Foundation
The Progressive Animal Welfare Society
Saddlebred Rescue, Inc.
Society for Animal Protective Legislation
United Animal Nations
United Equine Foundation
United States Equine Sanctuary & Rescue
United States Equine Rescue League
Veterinarians for Equine Welfare
World Society for the Protection of Animals

Agricultural Organizations
National Black Farmers Association

Native American
Chief Arvol Looking Horse, 19th Generation Keeper of the Sacred White Buffalo Calf Pipe and spiritual leader of the Lakota, Dakota, Nakota Nation
Chief David Bald Eagle, Chief of the Minikoju Band of the Cheyenne River Tribe Lakota Indians,First Chief of the United Indigenous Nations of the Americas
Paul Crane Tohlakai, Dineh Elder/and Horseman, Navajo Reservation
Dine’ Hataalii Association, Inc.
Nohooká Dine’

Veterinary Groups
Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association
Sheila Lyons, DVM American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation
Veterinarians for Equine Welfare 

Horse Industry
American Walking Pony Association
The American Holsteiner Horse Association, Inc.
The American Sulphur Horse Association
American Indian Horse Registry
Blue Horse Charities
*California Horse Racing Board (SAFE Act)
Eaton & Thorne
Eaton Sales, Inc.
Fasig-Tipton Company, Inc.
Hambletonian Society, Inc.
Horse Industry Partners
Hughs Management
International Pleasure Walking Horse Registry
National Show Horse Registry
National Steeplechase Association, Inc.
National Walking Horse Association
New Jersey Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association
*New York Racing Association, Inc. (SAFE Act)
New York State Thoroughbred Racing and Development Fund Corporation
New York Thoroughbred Breeders, Inc.
North American Mustang Association and Registry
Ocala Breeder's Sales Company (OBS)
Palomino Horse Association, Int.
Racetrack Chaplaincy of America
Responsible Horse Breeders Council
*Stronach Group (SAFE Act)
Thoroughbred Racing Protective Bureau
Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation
United States Eventing Association

Horse Industry Leaders
Josephine Abercrombie – Owner, Pin Oak Stud
Peggy Augustus – Owner, Keswick Farm
Richard L. Duchossois – Chairman, Arlington Park
Tracy & Carol Farmer – Owners, Shadowlawn Farm
John Fort – Peachtree Racing Stable
Gainesway Farm
David Israel – Honorable Chair of the California Horse Racing Board
Reiley McDonald – Partner, Eaton Sales
George Stout – National Cutting Horse Association Members Hall of Fame
Dan and Jocelyn Sumerel – Sumerel Training and Therapy
Becky Thomas – Sequel Bloodstock
D.G. Van Clief, Jr. – former NTRA Commissioner
Marylou Whitney and John Hendrickson – owners of BIRDSTONE, 2004 Belmont Stakes winner

Kentucky Derby Winning Owners
Roy and Gretchen Jackson (BARBARO – 2006)
Jerry and Ann Moss (GIACOMO – 2005)
Patricia Chapman (SMARTY JONES - 2004)
Sackatoga Stable, Jack Knowlton, Managing Partner (FUNNY CIDE - 2003)
John and Debby Oxley (MONARCHOS - 2001)
Beverly Lewis (CHARISMATIC-1999, SILVER CHARM - 1997)
Mike Pegram (REAL QUIET - 1998)
William T. Young, Jr, Overbrook Farm LLC (GRINDSTONE - 1996)
Joseph and Eileen Cornacchia (GO FOR GIN - 1994, STRIKE THE GOLD - 1991)
Bill Condren (GO FOR GIN - 1994, STRIKE THE GOLD - 1991)
Mrs. Paul Mellon (SEA HERO - 1993)
Arthur and Staci Hancock (SUNDAY SILENCE - 1989, GATO DEL SOL - 1982)
Howard Keck, Jr. (FERDINAND - 1986)
Dell Hancock (SWALE - 1984)
Bert and Diana Firestone (GENUINE RISK - 1980)
Penny Chenery (SECRETARIAT - 1973, RIVA RIDGE - 1972)

Trainers and Jockeys
Jerry Bailey – Hall of Fame Jockey
Diamond Jim Brooks – 2006 Quarter Horse Jockey of the Year for the State of Texas
W.A. "Jimmy" Croll, Jr – Hall of Fame Trainer
Neil Drysdale - Hall of Fame Trainer
Julie Krone – Hall of Fame Jockey
Chris McCarron - Hall of Fame Jockey
Richard Mandella - Hall of Fame Trainer
Gary Stevens - Hall of Fame Jockey
Nick Zito – Two-time Kentucky Derby Winning and Hall of Fame Trainer

Political Leaders
The Honorable Robert J. Dole (R-KS), former US Senator
The Honorable Charles Grandison Rose, III (D-NC), former US Congressman
The Honorable James Albon "Jim" Mattox (D-TX) former US Congressman and Texas AG
The Honorable David M. McIntosh (R-IN) former US Congressman|
The Honorable Bill Richardson, former Governor of New Mexico, Secretary of Energy and US Ambassador to the United Nations
Pennsylvania Young Democrats
New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez
New Mexico Attorney General Gary King
New Mexico State Land Commissioner Ray Powell

Horse Industry Press
Chicago Barn to Wire
Horse Connection Magazine
Horsin' Around TV
The Horseman's Voice
Horsetalk.co.nz
Living Legends Magazine
Natural Horse Magazine
Texas Horse Talk Magazine
The Gaited Horse
The United States Harness Writers Association

Online Communities
Alex Brown Racing
Americans Against Horse Slaughter
Animal Law Coalition
Arabian Horse Association Mission Supporters - 'AHAMS'
Campaigning For Barbaro
Children 4 Horses
Common Horse Sense
Equine Welfare Alliance
Fans of Barbaro
Humanity Against Horse Slaughter
Illinois Horse Online
Just Say Whoa
Mary Nash's Horse Slaughter Website
National Equine Rescue Coalition
The Scrolls of Equus
Wild Horse and Burro Freedom Alliance
Willie’s Kids
Wy_Saddle-Up_Riders

Alabama
Ghost Fleet Farm

Arkansas
Eagle's Nest Draft Rehab & Sanctuary

Arizona
Apache Junction Horse Rescue Corp.
Americans Against Horse Slaughter in Arizona
Arizona Coalition for Equines
Arizona Equine Rescue
Care for the Horses
Dreamchaser PMU Rescue & Rehabilitation
Eclectic Equine, LLC
Equine Recline
Equine Voices Rescue & Sanctuary
Equine Wellbeing Rescue Inc.
New Dawn Livestock Rescue & Sanctuary, Inc.
Respect4Horses
Tierra Madre Horse Sanctuary
Wildhorse Ranch Rescue

California
All About Equine Animal Rescue, Inc.
California chapter of Americans Against Horse Slaughter
Equine Wellbeing Rescue, Inc.
Falconridge Equine Rescue, Inc.
Glen Ellen Vocational Academy
The Golden Carrot, Inc.
The Grace Foundation of Northern California
Grace Ranch Equine Rescue
Hanaeleh
Happy Tails Farm
Heart of The Redwoods Horse Rescue
Horses For Life
Humanity for Horses
The Lazy J Ranch (CA)
Liberty for Horses
The Last Furlong
Neigh Savers Foundation, Inc.
Pregnant Mare Rescue
Protect Mustangs
Rebel D Ranch
Red Bucket Equine Rescue @ Red Bucket Ranch
Rehorse Rescue Ranch
Rescue Me Inc.
Return to Freedom, American Wild Horse Sanctuary
Safe Haven Horse Rescue & Sanctuary
Safer
Saffyre Sanctuary, Inc.
Wild for Life Foundation
Z Thoroughbreds, LLC

Colorado
Colorado Therapeutic Riding Center
Denkai Animal Sanctuary
Front Range Equine Rescue
Ruby Ranch Horse Rescue
Spring Creek Horse Rescue
WindDancer Foundation Inc.
Zuma's Rescue Ranch

Connecticut
Wildfire Farms Equine Rescue

Delaware
Faithful Friends Animal Sanctuary

Florida
Beauty's Haven Farm & Equine Rescue, Inc.
Divine Equine Rescue and Therapy, Inc.
Epona's Parh. Inc.
Equine Rescue Adoption Foundation at Caring Fields Animal Sanctuary
F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Horse Rescue
Hidden Springs Horse Rescue
Hope Equine Rescue
Horse Protection Association of Florida
Horsesisters Equine Assisted Therapy & Rescue
Mary Kautzman
New Beginnings Equine Facility
Ohana Rescue Inc.
Pure Thoughts Inc. Horse Rescue
Quality Acres
Riding Star Ranch
Sarasota Manatee Association for Riding Therapy, Inc. (SMART)
South Florida SPCA
Strawberry Fields Farm
Triple L Horse Rescue, Inc.

Georgia
Stamp Out Starvation of Horses, Inc.

Iowa
Blue Ridge Rescue
Riverview Stables

Idaho
BGB Horse Service and Rescue

Illinois
Aces
Colt's Western Shop
Crosswinds Equine Rescue
Dawns Critter Rescue
Galloping Out
Hooved Animal Humane Society
Illinois Equine Humane Center

Indiana
Friends of Ferdinand
Indiana Horse Rescue
Triple R Equine Ranch Inc.

Kansas
AHL Rescue
Rainbow Meadows Equine Rescue and Retirement, Inc.
Shooting Star Equine Rescue, Inc.
Southern Winds Equine Rescue & Recovery Center, Inc.

Kentucky
Blue Horse Charities
Kentucky Equine Humane Center
Mountain View Rescue, Inc.
One Horse at A Time

Massachusetts
Amazing Grace Equine Rescue
Blue Star Equiculture
MSPCA
National Equine Rescue Coalition
Veterinarians for Equine Welfare

Maryland
Animals' Angels USA
Days End Farm Horse Rescue, Inc.
Equihab
Freedom Hill Horse Rescue
Frog Pond Acres
Gentle Giants Draft Horse Rescue Society, Ltd
Horsenet Inc.
Midatlantic Horse Rescue
Windy Rock Equine Rescue

Maine
Ever After Mustang Rescue, Training and Education
Maine State Society for the Protection of Animals

Michigan
Animal Advocates of Michigan
Beyond The Roses Equine Rescue & Retirement
IlPH-MI
Putters Green Stables
Saving Baby Equine Charity

Minnesota
Bentleys Outpost
Minnesota Hooved Animal Rescue Foundation
Sundown Horse Farm & Shelter, Inc.

Missouri
Angel Touch
Humane Society of Missouri - Longmeadow Rescue Ranch

Mississippi
Dark Horse Rescue, Inc.
Have a Heart Horse Rescue and Animal Protection Agency
Mississippi Horses

Montana
Circle of Life Equine Therapy
Horse Haven Montana
Montana Horse Sanctuary, Inc.

Nebraska
Double R Horse Rescue
EPONA Horse Rescue
SS Horseshoe Ranch

Nevada
Animal Waystation/Starlight Sanctuary
Eldorado Horse Rescue Foundation
Lipizzan Rescue Foundation
Shiloh Horse Rescue
Talk Soon Innovative Pet Therapy
Wild Horse Education

New Hampshire
Live and Let Live Farm, Inc. Rehabilitation Rescue
New England Thoroughbred Retirement Center
Save Your Ass Long Ear Rescue
The Pegasus Foundation

New Jersey
Friends of Lord Stirling Stables Retirement Program
Helping Hearts Equine Rescue
Mylestone Equine Rescue
Renaissance Farm of Crosswicks
Saddlebred Rescue, Inc.
Sundew Stables & Equine Rescue
Timberline Equine Center

New Mexico
Animal Protection of New Mexico
End of The Road Ranch
Four Corners Equine Rescue
New Mexican Horse Project
New Mexico Equine Protection Fund

New York
Ally Equine Coalition and Rescue Corp
Amaryllis Farm Equine Rescue
Catskill Animal Sanctuary
Equine Rescue Inc.
Equine Rescue Resource Inc.
Finger Lakes Thoroughbred Adoption Program, Inc.
Godspeed Horse Hostel Inc.
Helping Horses
H.O.R.S.E. Rescue & Sanctuary
Horsesavers
Horse Shoe Corner, Inc.
Little Brook Farm
Liz O'Connell
New York State Humane Association
North Shore Horse Rescue
Peaceful Acres Horses, Inc.
Spring Reins of Hope, Getting to the Horse of the Matter LLC (NJ)
Squirrelwood Equine Sanctuary, Inc.
Sunshine Horses, Inc.
Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation

North Carolina
Bit O’Luck Equine Rescue, Inc.
Carolina Equine Rescue & Assistance, CERA
Horse About, Inc.
Horse Protection Society of North Carolina, Inc.
On All Fours
Paws Ranch Equine Rescue
United States Equine Rescue League

North Dakota
Triple H Miniature Horse Rescue

Ohio
Another Chance Equine Rescue Inc.
Blairs Sunset Haven, Inc.
Brennan Equine Welfare Fund
H.O.P.E. Organization, Inc.
Sundancin Acres
U.S. Horse Outreach
Wild Horse Rescue Inc.

Oklahoma
Angel Horse Rescue, Inc.
Blaze's Tribute Equine Rescue, Inc.
Grey Oaks Farm Equine Sanctuary
Horse Feathers Equine Rescue
Hytop Horses
No More Sore Feet for Equines, Inc.

Oregon
Equamore Foundation
Equine Advocacy Organization
Equine Outreach Inc.
Linn County Animal Rescue
Other Mothers Animal Rescue and Rehabilitation, Inc.
Sanctuary One at Double Oak Farm
Strawberry Mountain Mustangs
The Duchess Sanctuary
Whispering Winds Animal Sanctuary

Pennsylvania
Adams County SPCA
Angel Acres Horse Haven Rescue, Inc.
Another Chance 4 Horses
Appalachian Horse Help and Rescue
Bright Futures Farm
Dr. Erika Moore (Individual)
Omega Horse Rescue and Rehabilitation Center
Ponytales Rescue
Ryerss Farm for Aged Equine
Saving Grace Farm Charitable Foundation

Rhode Island
Horse Play
New England Equine Rescues

South Dakota
Horse Help Providers, Inc. (DoubleHP)

Tennessee
Horse Haven of Tennessee
Memphis Horses
Mustang Alley Horse Rescue, Inc.

Texas
Doris Day Horse Rescue & Adoption Center
Habitat for Horses
The Humane Society of North Texas
Mesteo Native Horse Preserve
Me Mac Equine Sanctuary
Miracle Ranch Foundation
Never-E-Nuff Acres Horse Rescue
Panhandle Safe Hayven Equine Rescue
Triple Me Mac Equine Sanctuary
White Bridle Humane Society
Wild Burro Protection League, TMR Rescue Inc.

Utah
Best Friends Animal Society

Vermont
Spring Hill Horse Rescue
Wells River Equine Rescue Inc.

Virginia
Central Virginia Horse Rescue
Cindy Gendron
Evelyn Alexander Home for Animals
Virginia Equine Welfare Society

Washington
All Breed Horse Res-Q
Animal Law Coalition
Chez Chevaux
Equine Aid
Horse Harbor Foundation
Horses at Heart
Professional Equine
Rainier Equine Hoof Recovery Center
Save A Forgotten Equine (S.A.F.E.)

West Virginia
Second Wind Adoption Program (SWAP)

Wisconsin
Amazing Grace Equine Sanctuary, Inc.
American Standardbred Adoption Program Inc.
Spirit Horse Equine Rescue and Education Center
Wanekia Wanagi Shelter, Inc.

Wyoming
Jackson Hole Regional Horse Rescue
Wyoming Wild Horse Coalition

Canada
Spirit of The Red Horse Sanctuary

Somalia
Horn of Africa Peace and Animal Rights Org.

Thailand
Phuket Horse Rescue

When we started this list, everyone was asked if they supported a ban on horse slaughter, not a specific bill. If your organization is listed and you have recently become supportive of horse slaughter, please let us know and we will remove your name from the list.

*Denotes support of the Safeguard of American Food Exports Act

This list may not be used in any form without the permission of the Animal Welfare Institute.